Judith Parker Kent

Judith Parker Kent

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: HB-HB 304
Phone: 978-542-7161
Email: judith.parkerkent@salemstate.edu

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1398 01 OCT729 Occupational Therapy Health Care Innovations in Society
1399 02 OCT729 Occupational Therapy Health Care Innovations in Society

Professional Biography

Judith (Judy) Parker Kent earned a BS in Biology from Adelphi University, an MS in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University, an OTD in Occupational Therapy with a focus in Neuro-Occupation from Creighton University and an EdS in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University.  She has published articles and book chapters focusing on pediatrics and Complementary Care.  She has lectured nationally on children, complementary care, and education and most recently in scholarship in occupational therapy.

Dr. Kent was honored by the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2007 with an appointment to the Roster of Fellows for her work as an "Innovator, Educator and Leader in Occupational Therapy.  In 2004 she received a Recognition of Achievement Award for "Complementary Care Pioneer, Leadership in Technical Education and Advocate."

Dr. Kent has held several offices in the American Occupational Therapy Association with her most recent one as Education Development Coordinator for the Education Special Interest Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association. (2010-2013).

Professional Interests


Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mental Health

Complementary Care

Developmental Disabilities


Distance Education


2014 Acting Graduate Coordinator

Selected Publications

Parker, J. (2007). Blogs, Wikis, podcasts and other powerful tools for the classrooms. The Internetand Higher Education, 10(4), 289-291.

Butin, D., & Parker, J. (2001). Complementary care seminars for a managed care population. TheAmerican Physical Therapy Association-Geriatric Notes. February 2001, 20-23.

Costa,D., Molinsky, R., Parker Kent, J., & Sauerwald, C. (2011). Integrating mental health knowledgeand skills into academic and fieldwork education. OT Practice, 16(10), CE-1-CE-8.

Hattjar, P., Parker, J., & Lappa, C. (2008). Addressing sexuality with adult clients with chronic disabilities:Occupational therapy's role. OT Practice, 12 CE-1-CE-8.


Selected Presentations

April 2013: Ammerican Occupationa Therapy Association (AOTA National Conference EDSIS Annual"Integrating New ACOTE Standards in the Classroom and Fieldwork."


November 2007: Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists 8th Biennial Scientific Conference in Trinidad, West Indies Invited Speaker. " Preparing Occupational Therapy Practitioners for  "Mental Health Practice."


Personal Interests



Outdoor activities